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1.3 million patient genetics study identifies brain cells involved in insomnia.

Insomnia is a sleep disorder where people have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep for a healthy amount of time, with over 770 million people suffering from sleeplessness worldwide.  Currently, … Continue Reading 1.3 million patient genetics study identifies brain cells involved in insomnia.

Novel viral vectors deliver useful cargo to neurons throughout the brain and body.

Viruses have evolved to be highly effective vehicles for delivering genes into cells, with these vectors becoming critical in delivering genes to treat disease or label neurons. As viral vectors … Continue Reading Novel viral vectors deliver useful cargo to neurons throughout the brain and body.

Study identifies autism gene which regulates dendrite development to slow down brain communication.

The development of neural connectivity is essential for brain function, and disruption of this process is associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Now, a study from researchers led by McMaster … Continue Reading Study identifies autism gene which regulates dendrite development to slow down brain communication.

Gene associated with intracranial aneurysm in French-Canadian population identified.

Intracranial aneurysms are a potentially life threatening neurological condition responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths worldwide per year, half of which occur in people less than 50 years of age.  They … Continue Reading Gene associated with intracranial aneurysm in French-Canadian population identified.

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